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What Do Bernedoodle Dogs Look Like?

What Do Bernedoodle Dogs Look Like?

If you plan to add a Bernedoodle to your family, you have come to the right place. So, what do Bernedoodle dogs look like?

This article will discuss everything you need to know about the Bernedoodle appearance, including their color, size, and coat type. Keep reading to learn more.

The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. This designer dog breed inherits the best traits from both parents.

They are friendly, playful, loving, and affectionate dogs that love to be with their families. If you are looking for a perfect pet for your family, look no further!

Bernedoodles are also intelligent dogs and love to please their owners. Because of their high intelligence, they are easy to train and socialize with humans and other pets.

These dogs are a favorite for many dog lovers because of their non-shedding and hypoallergenic qualities. This makes them ideal for people with dog allergies.

Considering that the Bernedoodle is a mixed dog breed, there can be many variations in size, color, and coat type.

The size and coat type of your Bernedoodle will depend on the parents used in the breeding process. Bernedoodles can be tiny, mini, medium, or Standard. 

Bernedoodle Appearance

As mentioned, the Bernedoodle is a mixed breed that inherits both physical characteristics and personalities from its Poodle and Bernese Mountain parents.

Generally, Bernedoodles are squarely built. They tend to have dark, oval eyes that are set far apart. Their ears hang close to their head and have long, triangular muzzles. 

They have a bushy tail that is carried high, as well as thick, cushioned pads. If the Bernese Mountain Dog genetics are more dominant, your furry friend will look sturdy and square. 

Bernedoodle Size

Bernedoodles come in four sizes: tiny, mini, medium, and Standard. The size of your Bernedoodle will depend on the size of the Poodle used in the mix. 

Standard Bernedoodle

The standard Bernedoodle is the largest size for this designer dog breed. It is created by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog with a standard Poodle.

The Standard Poodle weighs 45 to 70 pounds and is 18 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder. On the other hand, the Bernese Mountain is a larger dog weighing between 80 and 120 pounds.

They have a height of 23 to 38 inches at the shoulder. Bernese Mountain Dogs can sometimes weigh up to 120 pounds.

The weight of a Standard Bernedoodle ranges anywhere between 70 and 90 pounds. This may also depend on big the parent dogs are and whether or not the puppy is male or female.

Generally, male Bernedoodles tend to be about 10% larger than female Bernedoodle. Their height can range from 23 to 20 inches measured at the shoulder when fully grown.

Medium Bernedoodle

The medium Bernedoodle is larger than the mini Bernedoodle but smaller than the standard Bernedoodle.

It is usually a second-generation (F2) Bernedoodle that results from breeding two first-generation (F1) standard-size Bernedoodles on the smaller side.

They can also be created by breeding a Standard Poodle with a Bernese Mountain Dog that are both on the smaller side.

Medium Bernedoodles are usually 21 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 to 70 pounds when fully grown.

Compared to other doodle breeds, the medium Bernedoodle is still one of the largest designer dog breeds by weight.

This is because of their large-sized Bernese Mountain parents, who can weigh over 100 pounds when mature.

As a general rule of thumb, the larger the Bernedoodle size, the more space and exercise they need.

These large-sized dogs may not be ideal for people in smaller living spaces, such as apartments and condos. They need plenty of space to exercise.

Despite their large size, they are friendly dogs that will play with kids and other pets without hurting them.

Mini Bernedoodle

The Mini Bernedoodle is created by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Mini Poodle.

While they are considered small dogs for this breed, they could fall into a medium-weight category in other designer dogs. Although labeled as “mini,” they are pretty considerable in size.

A fully grown mini Bernedoodle could weigh between 25 and 49 pounds. As with other designer dog breeds, male Bernedoodles are typically on the larger side, while females tend to be on the smaller side.

A fully grown mini Bernedoodle will stand between 18 and 23 inches measured at the shoulder.

Because of their small size, they are great for dog lovers who live in condos or apartments. They do not require as much living space as medium and standard Bernedoodles.

Since they are energetic and playful, they are ideal for people who live an active lifestyle.

Tiny Bernedoodle

Tiny Bernedoodles are the smallest size of the Bernedoodle and can also be called Micro-mini Bernedoodles. They are created by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Toy Poodle. 

They fall into the small dog category and are too small to be held by the palm of a hand.

However, they are still larger than many other tiny or mini doodle dogs, thanks to the large size of their Bernese Mountain Dog parents.

A fully grown Tiny Bernedoodle will stand about 12 to 17 inches at shoulder height. They weigh between 10 and 24 pounds. 

However, the way these dogs are bred is controversial. Essentially, you’ll be taking the runt dog of each litter and breeding them with a toy Poodle.

This leads to smaller offspring. Some Tiny Bernedoodles may weigh much less than 10 pounds.

Besides, Tiny Bernedoodles can be prone to genetic health issues because you purposely breed the runt dog for smaller sizes.

Bernedoodle Colors

Considering that both the Poodle and the Bernese Mountain come in various colors, their cross (Bernedoodle) also comes in several colors. The standard Bernedoodle coat colors include:

  • Black
  • White
  • Black and White
  • Brown
  • Black and Brown
  • Apricot
  • Merle
  • Blue
  • White and Brown
  • Cream

Bernedoodle Coat Type

The Bernedoodle does not only come in various colors, but it also comes in different coat types. Their coats can be wavy, curly, or straight. 

Straight Bernedoodle Coat

The straight Bernedoodle coat is only achieved in Bernedoodle-to-Bernedoodle or Bernedoodle-to-Bernese Mountain breedings.

Although straight-coated Bernedoodles have a fluffy appearance, they still have the least curl to their hair compared to the other coat types.

These Bernedoodles tend to shed lightly to moderately. They are not great for people with dog allergies. They are less likely to mat or knot than curly or wavy-coated Bernedoodles.

Wavy Bernedoodle Coat

The wavy coat is the traditional coat type of most F1 Bernedoodles. It is neither super curly nor straight either.

The coat is very soft to the touch and low-maintenance compared to wavy coats. Dogs with this coat do not soften shed but occasionally can. They need regular brushing and grooming.

Curly Bernedoodle Coat

Curly-coated Bernedoodles are the highest maintenance of the three types of Bernedoodle coats. This coat type is much similar to that of the Poodle.

These Bernedoodles will rarely be shed so they can be an excellent option for people with dog allergies. Any loose hair that might have fallen out is generally trapped within the curls of the dog’s hair.

These dogs are the highest maintenance of the traditional Bernedoodle coats and require more frequent grooming.


The Bernedoodle is a friendly, playful, energetic, intelligent, and affectionate dog that can be a great addition to any dog-loving family.

These adorable dogs inherit the best traits from their Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle parents. They shed less and are considered hypoallergenic.

Bernedoodles come in sizes: Tiny, Mini, Medium, and Standard Berneoodle. Their size largely depends on the size of the Poodle parent used in the mix.

They also come in a white variety of colors, such as Black and White, Black and Brown, Black, Cream, Blue, Merle, Apricot, and Brown.

Besides, these adorable dogs come in different coats. Their coats can be straight, wavy, or curly.

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